Jury award for negligent post-operative care.

A Lousiana nurse was found to have overdosed her patient with Demerol while he was recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. As a result of the overdose, the patient suffered a code arrest and had to be intubated and resuscitated. Unfortunately, he suffered an anoxic brain injury during the code. The jury awarded the patient $126,500.

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